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Rosen's quiz from page 36

Y

ou are West. What is your next bid:

ANSWERS

1 1´. This is a great chance to show some sort of

spade liking. If you had a normal five hearts and

four spades hand you should probably bid either

2´ or 3´ just as normal, so partner can work out

you probably have three-card spade support

with modest values and no clear-cut alternative

rebid available.

2 Depends on your system. Playing Acol you

can't rebid no trumps as it would show 15-17

whereas for strong no-trumpers they could as it

would now show 12-14. My recommendation is

to bid 2® - which doesn't actually show clubs at

all - it just says that facing a weak hand with long

clubs this is as far as you wish to go.

3 Pass. A definite pass. Partner is now able to bid

a natural no trump. Why on earth would you

wish to bid again? Please do not repeat not

repeat not bid your hearts again - that would

definitely show six cards on this auction - even

playing Acol.

4 2t. I hope you are getting the hang of this now.

Partner will now pass with the 5-9 point version

or continue to bid otherwise.

5 2™. Partner has shown a good raise, usually three

trumps only (else higher bids) and a good 9+

points. You are minimum so you should sign off.

Partner will continue to bid if better than

minimum.

6 Pass. Quickly! Partner has shown a weak raise so

you are nowhere near to bidding on here!

7 2®. Whilst superficially it looks right to show

your diamonds you should refrain from doing

so. If partner is weak with clubs (5-9 points) you

are getting the auction unnecessarily high.

Simply bid 2® and await developments.

West

´ 8 7 2

™ A K 5 4 2

t A 9

® Q 7 6

1 W N E S

1™ Dble Redble Pass

?

2 W N E S

1™ Dble 1´ Pass

?

3 W N E S

1™ Dble 1NT Pass

?

4 W N E S

1™ Dble 2® Pass

?

5 W N E S

1™ Dble 2t Pass

?

6 W N E S

1™ Dble 2™ Pass

?

West

´ A K 7 6 2

™ A 5

t K 9 8 6

® 7 6

7 W N E S

1´ Dble Redble Pass

?

8 W N E S

1´ Dble 1NT Pass

?

9 W N E S

1´ Dble 2® Pass

?

10 W N E S

1´ Dble 2t Pass

?

11 W N E S

1´ Dble 2™ Pass

?

12 W N E S

1´ Dble 2´ Pass

?

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